VIDEOS 2013

The 1970s See Good Times in Agriculture
July 1, 2013 | 00:02:05

Sharp declines in agricultural supplies worldwide in the 1970s result in increased profits for producers, higher land values and low interest rates, all...

The Farm Crisis Impacts a Variety of Farmers

Four different farm families each come to farming through different means. Each will is impacted by the 1980s farm crisis.

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:04:06

Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom.

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:34

Changes in federal policy and international politics in the 1970s result in higher interest rates, increased agricultural commodity supply, and usher...

Farmers Lose Hope
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:53

Farmers and others involved in agriculture quickly lose hope and find themselves in overwhelming debt.

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:15

Politicians and policymakers debate the causes and solutions for the farm crisis.

Activism During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:43

Farmers, politicians, and activists rally around the farm crisis.

Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:04:39

Rural community groups, clergy, and individuals support struggling farm families.

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis.

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone
July 1, 2013 | 00:02:12

Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues.